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 Poroshenko Bloc faction quits coalition until prime minister elected, MP Honcharenko says

Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) parliamentary faction intends to suspend its membership in the coalition of the Verkhovna Rada factions, also known as the European Ukraine, on March 29 until a new prime minister is elected.

PPB Deputy Chairman Oleksii Honcharenko told journalists after a meeting of the faction, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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"We decided to suspend membership in the coalition tomorrow until a decision on the appointment of a new prime minister is made," he said.

According to Honcharenko, faction chairman Yurii Lutsenko will actually announce this decision at the plenary session March 29. He noted that the coalition would formally cease to exist after such statement by Petro Poroshenko Bloc.

Earlier, Lutsenko promised that his faction would withdraw from the coalition if the parliament did not appoint a new prime minister next week (March 28 - April 1).

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It should be reminded that Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Hroisman admitted possibility of creation of a new parliamentary coalition as early as during the current plenary week March 28 - April 1.
 
 
 
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